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Joseph Peffer
Posts: 272
Miami, Florida, US


I like these, good to know if you can grab someones attention at a glance.
Aug 03 12 11:42 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
_dele
Posts: 1
London, England, United Kingdom


It's funny, on most other forums i've been on the avatar is usually of the person who owns the account, as mine is. perhaps should change it to a picture i took..
Aug 03 12 11:59 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Peach Jones
Posts: 5,976
Champaign, Illinois, US


Jenny Jannetty wrote:
Do you have any advice for one in my port that would pull you in more?  I'm always looking to improve smile

Thank you for your feedback!  It's much appreciated!

Well, I will tell you what I think. That is pretty much all I can do, and you can choose what to do with what I tell you.

there are avatars that will catch my eye when I post on another person's photo, thread or even on the main page, some avatar's will catch my eye. What makes those Avatar's stand out? Here is a short list:

1. bigger is usually better. Far away photos don't work on a small avatar. They have to grab my attention in about 1/4 of a second at most, and if my eye/brain has to figure out the avatar photo because you are too small in it or it is too busy, then it will not catch my eye

2. Colors.....bright colors catch my eye better. White (not so much a color but you get the idea) and red do the job the best. If you do a B/W then make sure that it really pops me in the face and says "HEY!! Look at me!!"  That is why I use the avatar that I use. It stands out. If the photos was smaller, it would not stand out. Do you agree?

3. Photos with curves and lines work very well. I will quantify this up front by saying I am a huge heterosexual. Just the way I am. We all have things about the opposite sex that really catch our attention. Look at the previous comments I have made......especially the ones that say "100% yes". There is something in the photo that sets the female apart.......legs, curves, behind, eyes, ........those catch my eye alot. And if you can highlight them, then I will more likely look at your port.......and maybe even list  or want to work with you if even possible.

4. Males. As I said before, I am a heterosexual. So you are already at a disadvantage if you are a male model. However, I will look more if you have a very creative avatar (because I like creativity no matter what your sex is), and I also enjoy beauty. Beauty can be male or female, but once again I inherently believe that females have more inherent beauty. Just the way I am.

OK, now to your avatar. I do like your avatar. But if I was quickly scanning a page, yours would not stand out. Once again, all this is my opinion, and someone else may give you a different opinion. So value this as much as you choose. It is darker,  and doesn't hit me in the face and say "look at me". In order to do that you are going to need some serious contrast or something in your shot as your  present avatar doesn't strike me as having that quality. These are the ones I think would perhaps make me want to see more of your work if I saw one of these as your avatar:

http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pi … 9#29399189
Do I really need to explain why? I think it is all too obvious. Huge sexy shot with amazing WOW power!! I think you will increase your hits on that photo alone dramatically if you used it as your avatar.  The only thing is that you are showing a pretty fair amount of booty. so a moderator may flag it as "Mature". But you can always wait to get your hand slapped if it even does.

http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pi … 0#29289800
Legs! Great legs and nice use of colors and positioning. Great work.

http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pi … 2#29297932
I think this is your 2nd best for an avatar. Once again legs, but the red and white really pop. Then as I would take a second longer to glance at it I would see the amazing smile and eyes. It works well.

These are shots that I like, and might work to advertise your port. But I think the other ones I have already listed are your sure fire best ones. Especially the very first one. It is a home run!!

http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pi … 7#29289887
http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pi … 4#29289794
http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pi … 6#29287016

Once again this is all my opinion, but I thank you for asking!  :-)

Aug 03 12 02:03 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Peach Jones
Posts: 5,976
Champaign, Illinois, US


Joseph Peffer wrote:
I like these, good to know if you can grab someones attention at a glance.

kinda. maybe 60/40

Aug 03 12 02:05 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Peach Jones
Posts: 5,976
Champaign, Illinois, US


_dele wrote:
It's funny, on most other forums i've been on the avatar is usually of the person who owns the account, as mine is. perhaps should change it to a picture i took..

no, I would not look at your port based on your present avatar

Aug 03 12 02:07 pm  Link  Quote 
Body Painter
SarahJanesBodyart
Posts: 171
London, England, United Kingdom


Maybe? Or a suggestion for an alternate?
Aug 03 12 02:13 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
Saedcantas
Posts: 445
Saint Saviour, Saint Saviour, United Kingdom


Peach Jones wrote:
I don't know. Maybe. You have some serious amazing curves.....but I just don't think this avi will sell me on looking at them.

Thanks! Back to ole faithful then! big_smile

Aug 03 12 02:16 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Photo Mark Melnick
Posts: 35
Tampa, Florida, US


I'm game
Aug 03 12 02:20 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Peach Jones
Posts: 5,976
Champaign, Illinois, US


SarahJanesBodyart wrote:
Maybe? Or a suggestion for an alternate?

no, not your present one. and to be honest I am not sure you have anything in your port that would convince me to look. But If I had to chose I would chose this:

http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pi … 98#7716998

Aug 03 12 02:33 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Peach Jones
Posts: 5,976
Champaign, Illinois, US


Photo Mark Melnick wrote:
I'm game

probably not

Aug 03 12 04:40 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
Kacy A
Posts: 119
Los Angeles, California, US


Mine?
Aug 03 12 04:43 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
JosyS
Posts: 57
Montreal, Quebec, Canada


What about mine? smile
Aug 03 12 04:53 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Peach Jones
Posts: 5,976
Champaign, Illinois, US


Kacy Anne wrote:
Mine?

yes

great contrast with your blue dress and the light in the background. But in the end it is your fabulous legs that sell the shot!

Aug 03 12 04:54 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Peach Jones
Posts: 5,976
Champaign, Illinois, US


JosyS wrote:
What about mine? smile

probably not

Aug 03 12 04:58 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
Jenny Jannetty
Posts: 436
Roanoke, Virginia, US


Peach Jones wrote:
Once again this is all my opinion, but I thank you for asking!  :-)

Thank you so much for your insight!  I appreciate every moment of time it must have taken to explain all of that to me.  I can see what you mean about distance and colors and I value your opinion smile

Aug 03 12 04:59 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
AellaGirl
Posts: 152
Seattle, Washington, US


Moi?
Aug 03 12 05:10 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Strobist DeLux
Posts: 69
Los Angeles, California, US


How do 'photographers' find the time to do this?
Aug 03 12 05:20 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Peach Jones
Posts: 5,976
Champaign, Illinois, US


Antier wrote:
Moi?

oui

Aug 03 12 05:40 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Peach Jones
Posts: 5,976
Champaign, Illinois, US


Strobist DeLux wrote:
How do 'photographers' find the time to do this?

We always seem to find the time to do the things we want to.

Aug 03 12 05:41 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Strobist DeLux
Posts: 69
Los Angeles, California, US


Peach Jones wrote:

We always seem to find the time to do the things we want to.

Okay, if you say so.

Aug 03 12 05:41 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
ezb photography
Posts: 34
Warrenton, Virginia, US


I'll put my avatar up for the yes/no.

I wouldn't mind hearing why though as well. smile

-Christian
Aug 03 12 10:15 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
Fine Wine
Posts: 226
Orange, California, US


How about this?  Any mystery to see more?
Aug 03 12 10:51 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Peach Jones
Posts: 5,976
Champaign, Illinois, US


Fine Wine wrote:
How about this?  Any mystery to see more?

100% yes!!

Aug 04 12 07:44 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Idol Eyes Photography
Posts: 5
Calgary, Alberta, Canada


mine?? smile
Aug 04 12 07:52 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Peach Jones
Posts: 5,976
Champaign, Illinois, US


Idol Eyes Photography  wrote:
mine?? smile

no

Aug 04 12 01:02 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Carlo Garcia Photo
Posts: 139
San Francisco, California, US


Me? Any suggestions on improvement?
Aug 04 12 01:03 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Peach Jones
Posts: 5,976
Champaign, Illinois, US


ezb-llc wrote:
I'll put my avatar up for the yes/no.

I wouldn't mind hearing why though as well. smile

-Christian

You have some good things going for this. A good body with good cleavage and lighting that highlights the shot. I will go with 60/40 as to whether the shot will catch my eye and motivate me to see more. Why only 60/40? I think the darkness of the shot.....while it adds to the drama of the work itself.......cause the shot to perhaps be glanced over when used as the avatar.

Aug 04 12 01:04 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
IcarusImages
Posts: 88
Aberdeen, Scotland, United Kingdom


I am curious.... does it?

Thank you
Aug 04 12 01:05 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Jamie Craig Photography
Posts: 18
Tonbridge, England, United Kingdom


Please PM/tag your response!
Aug 04 12 01:06 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
ezb photography
Posts: 34
Warrenton, Virginia, US


Peach Jones wrote:

You have some good things going for this. A good body with good cleavage and lighting that highlights the shot. I will go with 60/40 as to whether the shot will catch my eye and motivate me to see more. Why only 60/40? I think the darkness of the shot.....while it adds to the drama of the work itself.......cause the shot to perhaps be glanced over when used as the avatar.

Thank you for the input!  I still have so much to learn and try.  smile

-Christian

Aug 04 12 01:06 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Peach Jones
Posts: 5,976
Champaign, Illinois, US


Carlo Garcia Photo wrote:
Me? Any suggestions on improvement?

I doubt I would look. Why? because collages are more difficult for the eye to pick up and distinguish what the work entails. While the model is amazingly stunning, I thing an avatar using just the bottom shot in your present collage avatar would be much stronger and more "eye-catching"

Aug 04 12 01:07 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
Sarah Hermann
Posts: 30
Kennesaw, Georgia, US


I'll play!
Aug 04 12 01:07 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Peach Jones
Posts: 5,976
Champaign, Illinois, US


Sarah Hermann wrote:
I'll play!

Most definitely......scorching!!

Aug 04 12 01:14 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Peach Jones
Posts: 5,976
Champaign, Illinois, US


Jamie Craig Photography wrote:
Please PM/tag your response!

sorry but no

Aug 04 12 01:14 pm  Link  Quote 
Makeup Artist
Andrew James Makeup
Posts: 335
Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom


Mine? xx
Aug 04 12 01:16 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Peach Jones
Posts: 5,976
Champaign, Illinois, US


IcarusImages wrote:
I am curious.... does it?

Thank you

probably not

Aug 04 12 01:23 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Peach Jones
Posts: 5,976
Champaign, Illinois, US


Andii James wrote:
Mine? xx

hmmm   60/40

Aug 04 12 01:23 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
ED-Photography
Posts: 5
London, England, United Kingdom


maybe a muted option will stand out in this colourful lineup?
Aug 04 12 01:31 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Peach Jones
Posts: 5,976
Champaign, Illinois, US


ED-Photography wrote:
maybe a muted option will stand out in this colourful lineup?

I like the photo.........a lot! but because everything blends together so much I doubt I will notice it much when being used as an avatar

Aug 04 12 01:39 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
Ariel Yu
Posts: 42
Los Angeles, California, US


Mine?
Aug 04 12 02:01 pm  Link  Quote 
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